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Ruins of the stone cutting mill.
Dec 1
Poolesville, Maryland

Off-the-Path Hike to Seneca Quarry

Join us for a guided hike through the ruins of Seneca Quarry, a site with ties to a presidential scandal and the Smithsonian Castle.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1933.
Dec 2
Washington, D.C., United States

A Personal Look Into Eleanor Roosevelt's D.C.

Tour the nation's capital through the eyes of the pioneering First Lady.
Art Deco architecture and sculpture adorn the local public elementary school.
Dec 8
Greenbelt, Maryland

Discover Greenbelt's Utopian Community of Tomorrow

An Art Deco dream to some and a hotbed of radical socialism to others.
Dec 14
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

The Tunnels and Trapdoors of Tudor Place by Candlelight

Stroll through the elegant entertaining spaces of a Federal Era mansion, decked with historic Christmas decor, and then explore the tunnels hidden underneath.

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